Canada – Edmonton Journal
Throughout Canada’s struggles with the emotional, divisive and ethically complex debate over the legality of assisted dying, there has been consensus in one area: This country could do far more to look after those suffering from terminal illness and pain.
New Zealand – nzDoctor
Registered nurses will gain the right to prescribe medicines under a regulation coming into force on 20 September.
US – Cape Cod
The American Academy of Pain Medicine estimates that about 100 million Americans live with chronic pain. There are more people suffering from chronic pain than people with diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. It affects quality of life, ability to work and can lead to other debilitating medical conditions such as anxiety and depression.
Malaysia – Asia One
“I’m not afraid of death,” Woody Allen had once said. “I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”
US – The Huffington Post
A few years ago I got the call. My 84-year old, active, vibrant, still-working mother fell and sustained a compound fracture of her femur. Even though I’ve worked in the senior care field for 30 years, I’ll admit that I wasn’t completely prepared for this crisis.
India – The Hindu
The Madhya Pradesh Assembly witnessed noisy scenes on Monday with the Opposition Congress seeking to corner the government on the issue of some Dalit families seeking permission to kill themselves over loss of livelihood.
ehospice South Africa
On the 29 of June 2016, a workshop was held at the Protea Hotel Centurion with the following respective parties’ involved; RTC, Anova, FHI360, Witkoppen, Shout it now, NDoH, Pepfar Liaison, SA Partners and MatCH.
As part of our series of interviews with different members of Hospice UK’s advisory council, today we talk to Debbie Raven, Chief Executive at Thames Hospice.
HopeWest, based in Grand Junction, Colorado, will enhance advance care planning in Mesa County with new grant funding.